Nearly 24 million children have parents without full-time jobs, and many others earn too little to help their families flourish. We invest in finding ways to connect parents to economic opportunity so that the family can thrive.
In this report the reader gets an overview of how the East Baltimore Revitalization Initiative created jobs and contracting work for low-income people of color, women and local Baltimore businesses during a huge community redevelopment project. The report includes lessons learned about incorporating the strategies of economic inclusion into community development, which places the East Baltimore initiative’s efforts within a national context.
Four out of the last five years, the KIDS COUNT Data Book has ranked North Dakota first and Mississippi last in economic well-being. These rankings suggest contrasting landscapes of economic opportunity and stability.
Join the Annie E. Casey Foundation for a webinar on July 18 devoted to exploring the role that public workforce systems can play in supporting job seekers and employers as they navigate the rise of the gig economy.
Funders can maximize the potential of the growing field of financial coaching by investing in strategies to make the practice more inclusive and diverse; increase the use of web-based coaching tools; and improve data collection and outcome measurement, a new report finds.
In its 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book, the Casey Foundation urged state and federal policymakers not to back away from targeted investments that are proving to help U.S. children become healthier, more likely to complete high school and better positioned to contribute to the nation’s economy as adults.
Casey’s Lisa Hamilton talks with Rafael López about America’s child welfare system. Their conversation explores the system today, how it works and where it falls short. López also shares ideas aimed at transforming the system to better serve children and families in crisis.